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1993

GRD Law '93
Echeverria, Ricardo

Ricardo Echeverria J.D. ’93 was named the 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Associaiton of Los Angeles. He had previously been nominated for the award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
 

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:34A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Devincenzi, Rob

Rob Devincenzi '93 was honored on June 24th by the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce as the 2010 Milipitas Business Person of the Year. Devincenzi was awarded for his 17 years of service to the community as the editor and publisher of the Milpitas Post newspaper and several other South Bay publications, as well as his regular contributions to area nonprofit groups.

submitted Sep. 16, 2010 11:26A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
De Mattei, Lisa

Lisa DeMattei ’93 and Koray Ergur are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Zeynep Sophia Ergur, on June 8, 2013. The family lives in San Francisco, Calif.

submitted Sep. 27, 2013 5:01P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Davis, Karen (Elam)

After a 6 year hiatus, Karen (Elam) Davis '93 earned her master's degree in history from the University of Central Arkansas in Dec. 2008. She is in her 16th year of teaching at St. Joseph High School in Conway, Arkansas, as well as teaching a college level world history course for UCA. She and husband Chris have been married for 16 years and are the proud parents of Emma (12) and Wyatt (9).

submitted Sep. 11, 2009 11:28A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Davis, Shannon (Burns)

Shannon (Burns) Davis '93 and husband Jesse - their second daughter, Poppy Samantha, on July 13, 2011. Poppy's older sister Macy Jane, is 3-1/2. The family lives in Portland.


submitted Oct. 1, 2011 1:42P
'93
Cook, Corinna (Allen)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Corrina Allen '93 writes: "Winning an Emmy in June of 2010 for 'Best On-Camera Talent' opened some doors for me. So, after 15 years in local news, I am now a jetsetter, representing cosmetic companies on the Shopping Channels around the world. Getting out of local news, I realized I'd been married to my job. I am now happy to report that I am married to a human being! David Cook and I were married last July. We now split our time between homes in Atlanta, Georgia, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We're expecting out first child, a girl, in April!"

Contact Corinna
www.corinna.tv
submitted Oct. 26, 2011 2:14P
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Cone, Christopher

Christopher Cone ’93 is president of the clinical services group at Unisyn Medical Technologies, which provides sustainable solutions to the diagnostic imaging industry, based in Golden, Colo.

In December 2011, in his role at Unisyn, Core worked with the Steve Nash Foundation to donate two reconditioned ultrasound systems and several ultrasound probes that will benefit at-risk women and children in Paraguay.

The Hospital Nacional Itaguá, which serves high-risk pregnancies and supports approximately 3,000 deliveries a year, will use the donated equipment to help diagnose and treat prenatal complications, such as blighted ovum, ectopic, and molar pregnancies.

Cone founded Echoserve, Inc. in 2005, and served as Echoserve’s CEO until its acquisition by Unisyn in September 2009. He attended SCU with Steve Nash ’96, now a point guard with the Phoenix Suns, and knew about the Steve Nash Foundation’s work in the health care industry, and joined its efforts in Paraguay.

submitted Jan. 22, 2012 11:37A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '93
Colvert, Lara (Zientek)

Lara E. Zientek Colvert '93 writes that she is pursuing psychology in the form of massage therapy. Over the years, her bodywork studies have taken her to Oakland and Hawaii, where she spent a very relaxing four weeks learning Lomi Lomi massage. She currently works as an on-call therapist in Campbell, stays involved with her two beautiful children, Tia and Stephen, sings with Ladyesong Vocal Ensemble, as well as another small group, and occasionally gets to perform with her husband, Bill Colvert, who is the trained "real" singer in the family. She also loves to spend time with her amazingly supportive friends, hiking, biking, singing, and taking her children to Santa Clara University every now and then to see all of the changes.

Contact Lara
isisforlife@gmail.com...
submitted Dec. 24, 2012 3:42A
'93
Busch, Kristin

Kristin Busch '93 wed Dan Raczykowski on Nov. 8, 2008. Alumni in the wedding: Amanda (Bush) Carlson, Tori (Clainos) Sterle '94,Tonya (Laughridge) Chin '94, Jennifer (Burns) Kindle '94, Danielle (Cossette) Paskins '94, Stacy (Coyne) Houser '94. Also in attendance were Jeff Fossatti '94 and Jeff Spanks '94. The couple lives in Spokane, Wash., where Kristin is a physical therapist and Dan runs Unifire, a manufacturer of firefighting and rescue equipment.

submitted May. 19, 2009 3:05P
'93
Bravo, Paul

Paul Bravo '93 is technical director for the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team after having served as the director of soccer with the LA Galaxy the past two years. As a forward for the Rapids from 1997-2001, he helped lead Colorado to the 1997 MLS Cup and is the team's all-time leading scorer. He led SCU to the 1989 NCAA co-championship.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:39P
'93
Bonini, Sarah

Sarah Bonini J.D. '93 has joined the Campus Ministry staff as senior administrative assistant. Sarah has a long history with SCU, beginning with her work in Orradre Library in 1989. She served as a resident director for several years as well, and most recently worked with the Northern California Innocence Project as project manager since 2010. We are thrilled to have her share her administrative and pastoral gifts with our team.

Sarah will carry on the custom of sharing bereavement notices with the campus community on behalf of our members who have lost loved ones and wish to share that information. So many have found this tradition a means of both offering and receiving support in a time of grief.  It is our policy to send out information only if the SCU member wishes it to be shared. Please send any such information directly to Sarah at sbonini@scu.edu. You may include information about funeral or memorial services as well.
submitted Jan. 8, 2014 11:28A
'93
Bertelsen, Thomas

Thomas E. Bertelsen Jr. MA ’93, a longtime benefactor and board member of the Jesuit School of Theology, has helped launch a $230,000 endowed scholarship fund for the Berkeley-based school, in honor of Oakland Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins.

The donations have created the John S. Cummins Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will be invested to provide scholarships for students from Asian countries – especially Mongolia, East Timor and Nepal — to attend JST. The first scholarship is expected to be awarded in the fall of 2014.
 
“We are grateful to Tom Bertelsen and the other donors for helping open wider the doors of JST to theology scholars around the world,” said Michael Engh, S.J. “This is true to the Jesuit Catholic spirit of advancing the mission of the Church, wherever the need is greatest.”
 
Bishop Cummins began his relationship with the Jesuit School of Theology in 1962, when he became chancellor of the Diocese of Oakland and was made liaison to the three Catholic theological schools that were part of the Graduate Theological Union. He served on the board of directors of JST for ten years, and will step down in June.
 
submitted May. 22, 2013 5:42A
'93
Andre, Ron

Ron Andre Jr. '93 and Nancy (Nissen) Andre '93 are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Julia Janet, on January 20th, 2009. She joins big brother Joseph, 6, and big sister Claire, 3. The family resides in Pleasanton, where Ron is a State Farm agent and Nancy is a stay-at-home mom.

submitted May. 6, 2009 11:40A
'93
Abel, Michael

Michael C. Abel 93 has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, in the Los Angeles office, as an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring group.

Abel represents debtors, secured lenders, and creditors’ committees, all of which he has advised in complex Chapter 11 cases. He has enforced clients’ rights and remedies in bankruptcy, federal, and state courts. Abel also has experience in work-outs and out-of-court restructuring on both the lender and borrower sides.

Prior to joining Brownstein, Abel was a senior staff attorney at Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP where he represented corporate debtors on a variety of issues.

Abel received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.

submitted Nov. 8, 2011 7:37P

1994

GRD Leavey/MBA '94
Zowal, Ken

Ken Zowal MBA '94 retired from AT&T on Feb. 14, 2007, after 23 years of service.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 2:26P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '94
Yasin, Nader

Nader Robert Yasin '94 and his wife, Lynn, welcomed their third child, Max Julien, into their family this last year. Nader continues to assist companies in Silicon Valley with assessing, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property and with general business litigation through his law firm, La Fleur & Yasin LLP. He can be reached at nyasin@lafleuryasin.com.

Contact Nader
http://www.lafleuryasin.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/siliconvalleyattorney http://www.facebook.com/siliconvalleyattorney
submitted Sep. 16, 2010 10:54A
'94
Vogt, Joanne (Bannan)

Joanne Bannan Vogt '94 and Erik Vogt welcomed daughter Regina Virginia Vogt on September 30, 2012.

 

submitted Jan. 16, 2013 7:59A
'94
Vogt, Joanne

Joanne Bannan Vogt '94 and Erik Vogt—a boy, Reaves Augustine, on March 8, 2014. He was 9 lbs. 8 oz. and 22.25 inches long. He lives with his parents and big sister, Regina Virginia, in Chandler, Ariz.

submitted Mar. 12, 2014 8:32P
'94
Villamor, Michael

Michael Villamor ’94 was married to Kathy Pieper on Dec. 28, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The couple live in Lake Forest, Calif.

submitted Oct. 2, 2014 4:02P
'94
Valant-Spaight, Bonnie (Valant)

Bonnie Valant-Spaight '94 and Tracy Spaight '93 welcomed their first child, Josephine Theresa Spaight, on Sept. 23. The family lives in the Atlanta area. Bonnie currently does radar physics for Propagation Research Associates, and Tracy telecommutes as the director of online publishing for K2 Network, a video game publisher in Irvine, Calif.

submitted Jan. 7, 2009 9:46A
UGRD Leavey Business '94
Torres, Rafael

Rafael Torres '94 was appointed chief financial officer of Capella, Inc. Torres comes to Cappella, Inc. from Power Integrations Inc. He was also the CFO for PLX Technology. 

submitted Mar. 18, 2010 10:59A
GRD Law '94
Tatum, Lisa

Lisa Tatum J.D. ’94 writes, “Dear Broncos, thank you for your support and positive vibes and prayers. I have just been elected 2012–2013 State Bar of Texas President-Elect. In 2013–2014, when I step into office as President, I will be the first African American to hold the position. What a blessing!”

submitted May. 7, 2012 12:30P
GRD Leavey/MBA '94
Soriano, Marcelino

Maj. Marcelino "Butch" Soriano ’89, MBA ’94, broke the record for number of hours of straight bell-ringing for the Salvation Army in Southern California, ringing the bell for 150 hours. In the end, he raised almost $10K. He set his record at 150 hours in celebration of the Salvation Army’s 150 years in existence and its 124th annual Red Kettle Campaign, during which bell-ringers seek donations outside stores throughout the holiday season.

“The reality is that I was sure that I would not be able to accomplish this quest on my own strength,” said Soriano, moments after setting his record. “I needed God’s strength.”
 
According to the organization’s rules, Soriano earned five minutes of rest for every continuous hour he rang his bell. He had to stand the entire time and could only eat, sit, go to the bathroom, or nap during his five-minute breaks. He was allowed to drink something, as long as it didn’t get in the way of his ringing the bell.
 
His first real test came at about the 51st hour, when his feet began to ache and throb. By the 84th hour, his feet were severely swollen.
 
“I was like, I don’t know if I’m going to be able to keep going,” Soriano said.
An hour later, the Salvation Army said “a stranger who had no idea of the pain he was in offered a bit of powerful support.”
 
“In the 85th hour, there was a gentleman who came behind me, he put a hand on me and prayed for me,” Soriano recalled. “A lot of the discomfort came out of me.”
 
The bell-ringer was struck with another surge of endurance when a woman came up to donate and he noticed on her shirt was written Bible verse “Philippians 4:13″ — “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” — a phrase Soriano said has motivated him in the past.
 
“I was at a very low point, where it was very uncomfortable,” Soriano said. “God reminded me because that verse was on that person’s shirt.”
 
After Soriano broke the record, he said sleep would have to wait: “Actually, right now I’m going to change so I can go to church.”
submitted Jan. 9, 2015 2:22P
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